BEIRUT: A man being chased by police threatened to detonate a bomb inside his car along the southern highway of Damour Saturday.
Personnel from state security were involved in a car chase with the man, identified as Maher al-Sheen in his 40s, who is wanted on several arrest warrants, along the Damour highway when he finally stopped on the side of the road.
Sheen locked his car and remained inside with a bomb in his hands, warning security forces he would detonate it if they arrested him.
Security personnel negotiated with Sheen who suddenly opened the car window and threw the bomb in the direction of the forces.
An explosives expert arrived to the area after security forces cordoned off the scene to examine the bomb.